Oct 20, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Bonjour: Koiaji Patisserie

This is not at all bad for an anime short. It’s too bad that it’s too damn girly for me, otherwise I definitely would’ve watched it.

Bonjour Koiaji PatisserieThe artwork looks surprisingly good for an anime short. I dare say that it looks too good for anime short.

The story is obviously created for female audiences. It is by no means a great story, but if it weren’t so obnoxiously girly I definitely would’ve given this a chance.

Go for it, ladies. It may be an amusing way to spend five minutes a week.

Plot Summary: The original story follows Sayuri Haruno, a girl who attends an elite confectionery school Fleurir on a scholarship to follow her dream to open a pastry shop. There she meets several charming young men.

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Oct 16, 2014

Posted by in Trinity Seven

Trinity Seven episode 02

I’ll have to admit that I’m kind of taking a risk with this one. I wasn’t actually planning to write about Trinity Seven, but I cannot help but like the “ecchiness” of it all. We’ll just have to see for ourselves if the story is still any good in a few weeks’ time.

[HorribleSubs] Trinity Seven - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.02_[2014.10.15_23.03.43]So Arata, the protagonist, is to become a demon lord, right? I’ve seen plenty of anime in my lifetime and I can honestly say that that’s a bad thing. Usually those kinds of characters end up being observed or killed on the spot. This isn’t really like that. Although he is being observed, he is also seen as some kind of almighty hero that could end up saving lives. He already has a line-up of girls that are interested in him and there doesn’t really seem to be an organisation out there that wants to use him somehow (although the school itself could be seen as an organisation that wants to use his abilities in the end).

[HorribleSubs] Trinity Seven - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.10_[2014.10.15_23.04.13]I honestly don’t mind if all the episodes are like this one. Sure, getting stick in some room with three girls that really want to pee is a bit odd, but it put a smile on my face nonetheless. That is just how I see Trinity Seven; a quest to find the protagonist’s old world whilst he enjoys the company of those girls and the situations that they find themselves in from time to time.

After all of this, am I still interested in the next episode? Yes I am. We caught a glimpse of Arata’s unbalanced power and two new girls that want to kill him because of it. How this will end is obvious; the grim moiré will probably end up protecting its master and Arata will end up befriending those two girls after their failed attempt to kill him.

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Oct 13, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014, Trinity Seven

Trinity Seven

Another anime by one of the better studios. I do have some hope for this, but I feel as though the story will be the weak link here. I am trying to figure out how they are going to approach this.

Trinity SevenThe artwork isn’t at all bad. In fact, it’s quite nice. The characters look good, it is pretty detailed and I really loved some of the expressions on Lilith’s face.

As I said earlier; the story is what worries me. I got me interested for now, but even I must admit that it isn’t anything special. Stories like these either turn out very predictable or completely pointless. So yeah, I am hoping that this is one those rare golden nuggets.

I laughed and I cheered a little. It may look promising now, but it will depend on how the story unfolds from here on out. It promises to be very funny, quite romantic and filled to the brim with magical action. I therefor advise you to check out the first episode.

Plot Summary: Everyday is a normal day in the small town where Kasuga Arata lives; however, everything changed on the day of the Black Sun, and following it, a magician appears before him. The Black Sun caused the Breakdown Phenomenon which destroyed the town where he lives. Because of this, his normal life was artificially reconstructed by a Grimoire that his childhood friend had left. Just what is the purpose of the magician coming to the town? What will he do with the Grimoire’s keepsake?

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Oct 5, 2014

Posted by in Fall Anime 2014

Madan no Ou to Vanadis

It’s not nearly as bad as I had expected. I saw “ecchi” and “fantasy” and “adventure” together and I immediately thought that this was going to be another one of those head-on brawling anime where the female characters are barely wearing any clothing. That part may still come, but the first episode left a good impression so far.

Madan no Ou to VanadisI’ll just come out and say it; the artwork is nothing special. The characters are nothing special and the weapons, from what I’ve seen, are nothing special either. Nevertheless, this combination here isn’t half bad. There is no fan service overkill (yet) and I’m pretty sure we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what this anime has to offer us.

Is the story anything special? Maybe. I was quite interested when I started watching and I’m already thinking about the second episode, so there has to be something to it.

You know, a lot of people just don’t like this sort of thing. They don’t like overdoses of fan service or half-naked girls with enormous breasts that are barely hidden behind small pieces of clothing. This, from what I’ve seen so far, isn’t like that. There is some nudity (very, very mild) but nothing like that. I really do think that you ought to give the first episode a chance.

Plot Summary: Set in Western Europe during times of war, Eleanor “Ellen” Vertalia, one of the Vanadis of Zhcted, leads the battle into Brune. There are, in fact, seven Vanadis, named for having each received a powerful weapon from the dragon to individually reign over seven territories. The power of the Vanadis invokes dread and fear from their enemies. An earl in the service of the country of Brune, a young archer by the name of Tigre, experienced the Vandis’s power firsthand after being defeated on the battlefield by Ellen. However, Ellen chose to spare his life after witnessing his skills, but in exchange, he is asked to serve her.

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Jul 19, 2014

Posted by in Summer Anime 2014

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

How this managed to get a higher rating than Majimoji Rurumo I will never know. All I will say is that I found this to be quite disappointing. I was expecting something more original than this.

Seirei Tsukai no Blade DanceThe artwork, I think, is not the problem here. The characters look alright and they obviously invested a lot of time and money in making it look so detailed. So yeah, very little complaints about the artwork right now.

The story is what disappointed me. It’s so predictable and not all that original. It has the elements of Zero no Tsukaima (magic and all that) and Infinite Stratos (where only one boy can do what usually only girls can do). I just wasn’t very impressed by it.

Well, I suppose it’s a little ecchi so I might give the second and third episode a try, but I will only recommend this to comedy and fantasy fanatics for me. This will really depend on a person’s personal preference.

Plot Summary: Only a pure maiden can have the privilege to contract with a spirit. In here, Areishia Spirit Academy, trained maidens of noble families are gathered and given an elite’s education to become spirit contractors. A boy, Kamito, peeped by accident at a girl, Clair, while she was taking a bath and he ended up making a contract with the spirit she wanted. Yes, Kamito is an irregular boy spirit contractor whose existence was thought impossible until now. “You stole…my spirit…you have to take responsibility for it!” “Huh?” “You have to become my contracted spirit!” What will Kamito’s destiny lead to?

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